Metal and Engineering Trades

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Shape an exciting future

Do you love working with your hands? Are you interested in fabrication and metal?

Sydney TAFE offers a range of courses with apprenticeships in the engineering and metal fabrication trades. You could do a welding course, learn boilermaking and sheet metal fabrication, all while undertaking an apprenticeship and learning in a real work environment.

You’ll learn industry-specific skills and receive a nationally recognised qualification in a career area in high demand.

Sydney TAFE and you

Sydney TAFE gives you the advantage whatever the stage of your career.

  • Leaving school? Our programs and support services will teach you workplace practices, attitudes and the foundation skills to launch your new career
  • Launching your career? Our courses can take you from an apprenticeship through to owning your own business.
  • Time for a change? Sydney TAFE offers the opportunity to retrain and become a welder or sheet metal fabrication specialist or to pursue an artisan career in blacksmithing or toolmaking.

Flexible and fast-track options

Sydney TAFE can recognise your knowledge and life/work experience so you finish your qualification faster.

If you are already working in the industry and want to build on your career, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) so you don’t have to study what you already know.

Sydney TAFE is always developing innovative ways to deliver its courses, including evening and online options. An evening study option is available with the majority of courses within the metal and engineering trades area.

Build new career skills

Sydney TAFE offers you the opportunity of adding value to your skill-set through other programs, from a basic welding short course, to certificates in engineering production and fabrication across a variety of fields.

You may be interested in other Sydney TAFE career areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Jewellery Design and Industrial Design
  • Automotive Trades and Vehicle Repair
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Further Study, HSC and Higher Education Preparation

Metal and Engineering Trades courses and related careers

Industry partners include:

  • University of NSW
  • Australian Federal Police

Industry facts sourced from: Service Skills Australia Environmental Scan 2014; Job Outlook, Australian Government Department of Employment;

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